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From Poisons to Potions: The Science of Toxicology and Pharmacology

June 25-29; 9am-3pm | Ages 14-18 | $595

Anschutz Medical Campus at UC Denver

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Registration for this class closes on Sunday, June 17th at 11:59pm. If you wish to register for this class after that date, please call 303-492-7188.

Which drugs are dangerous, and which ones save lives? How can a toxin become medicine? How do we know how much of a drug to take? Investigate these questions and more in this course about the science of toxicology (how chemical substances can harm us), and pharmacology (how we use chemical substances to help us). Our week will include hands-on lab experiments, presentations on cutting-edge research, thought-provoking discussions about drugs in our society, and interactions with graduate students, faculty, and professionals in toxicology and pharmacology. By the end of the week, we will leave with a better understanding of the difference between poisons and “potions” and why we should be aware of the science behind them.


Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this class.

Summer Program Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the class will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the class. In the event that a class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.